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University Resources At-a-Glance

This guide includes detailed information about many offices and resources on campus available to assist students. Below is a list of the most frequently contacted offices and websites. Northwestern’s websites provide a wealth of information; we encourage you to encourage your student to first advocate for themselves by using the information below.

Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Website
(847) 491-8430

  • medical leave of absence
  • NUHelp
  • general student assistance

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Website
(847) 491-7400

  • federal, state, and institutional need-based aid programs
  • outside scholarships

Health Insurance 

Health Insurance Website
(847) 491-3621
  • general health insurance questions

Health Services 

Health Services Website
 For Admission Health Records/Immunization questions:
(847) 491-8100

  • routine care
  • medical assistance 

Residential Services 

Residential Services Website
(847) 467-HOME (4663)

  • living on-campus

Student Finance 

Student Finance Website
(847) 491-5334 
  • tuition
  • fees
  • 9PAY

Academic Support and Learning Advancement 

ASLA Website
  • tutoring
  • academic assistance

Academic Advising Offices 

Academic Advising Offices Website

  • advising information for each school 


AccessibleNU Website

  • assists students with various disabilities

Career Advancement 

Career Advancement Website

  • career counseling
  • advising
  • internships
  • resumes
  • interviewing
  • pre-law 

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services Website

  • individual and group counseling
  • other on-campus programs/services to support mental health       

Family Engagement

 Family Engagement Website

  • parent & family email list
  • University communication with families 

International Student & Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services Website
  • assistance and resources for international students

Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs Website
  • helps support LGBTQIA+ and/BIPOC students    

Office of the Ombudsperson

Office of the Ombudsperson Website      

  • confidential, impartial, informal, and independent conflict resolution resource

Student Enrichment Services

Student Enrichment Services Website

  • helps support lower income, first-generation, and/or undocumented/DACA students